Lin-Manuel Miranda is opening up about having his sons be his test audience for all of his projects.
During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Lin dished about having his two sons – Sebastian and Francisco, whom he shares with wife Vanessa Nadal – getting a first listen at his movies and music.
“I wrote this during the pandemic, so they had to hear everything,” he explained about working on the bones of Encanto. “As I was writing the songs, as daddy is talking to himself in the corners and singing…”
Lin added that it was because of his sons that the story changed, too.
“They are the greatest beta testers in the world. There were moments in early drafts of Encanto that were too scary for them,” he said. “At one point my three-year-old [Francisco] grabs me and asks, ‘Daddy, can we watch a kids movie?’”
Encanto is out in theaters now.
Click inside to check out Lin-Manuel Miranda’s full interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers…